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The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Spain Increases

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BRUSSELS, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Spain increased 0.3 percent in July to 107.6 (2004 = 100), following a 0.6 percent increase in June, and a 0.4 percent increase in May.

At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Spain, a measure of current economic activity, increased 0.1 percent in July to 95.0 (2004 = 100), following no change in June, and a 0.3 percent increase in May.

The LEI for Spain increased for the fifth consecutive month in July. Although its six-month growth rate remains positive, it has moderated compared to the previous six months. Meanwhile, the CEI continues to increase gradually and its six-month growth rate has improved compared to the beginning of this year. Taken together, the recent behavior of the composite indexes suggests that the current economic recovery should continue through the remainder of this year.

About The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Spain  
The composite economic indexes are the key elements in an analytic system designed to signal peaks and troughs in the business cycle. The leading and coincident economic indexes are essentially composite averages of several individual leading or coincident indicators. They are constructed to summarize and reveal common turning point patterns in economic data in a clearer and more convincing manner than any individual component – primarily because they smooth out some of the volatility of individual components.

The six components of The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® for Spain include:

Capital Equipment Component of Industrial Production  
Contribution to Euro M2  
Stock Price Index  
Long term Government Bond Yield  
Order Books Survey  
Job Vacancies

For more information including full press release and technical notes:  
http://www.conference-board.org/data/bcicountry.cfm?cid=9

For more information about The Conference Board global business cycle indicators: http://www.conference-board.org/data/bci.cfm

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Summary Table of Composite Indexes 


2014


6-month


May


Jun


Jul


Jan to Jul

Leading Economic Index (LEI) 

106.7


107.3

107.6




     Percent Change 

0.4


0.6

0.3


1.3


     Diffusion 

66.7


100.0


50.0


83.3











Coincident Economic Index (CEI) 

94.9

94.9

95.0

p



     Percent Change 

0.3

0.0

0.1

1.3

p

     Diffusion 

90.0


40.0


80.0


80.0



n.a. Not available      p Preliminary      r Revised

Indexes equal 100 in 2004

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